Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
“Who is this who darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?
Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:1-7 (NKJV)
This is surely one of the most amazing chapters in all the Bible...
God causes Job to simply contemplate the things that God did during creation, upon which we never even think.
I mean... prepare yourself like a man...
How comical is that, when he has no grasp of the amazing things God is about to ask him. Even when God is proving a point, He still has a sense of humor.
For he poses questions that He knows Job cannot answer. After all He said Job has only words with knowledge.
But simply to read through this chapter slowly, thoughtfully and realized that the ocean could have gone on forever, but God gave it a boundary... a place upon which we can stand and watch the waves lick the shore.
God gave us the dawn to end the night... putting an end to darkness and the wickedness that often comes with it.
That somewhere there are storehouses for snow, for hail... that the stars need direction, that orbits didn't simply happen...
How very much we take for granted in the beautiful creation of our God.
Word of God... train me, today...
to cease my movement and contemplate the wonder of You.
for You are the Almighty Creator, God!
Then Job replied to the Lord,
“I am nothing... how could I ever find the answers?
I will cover my mouth with my hand.
I have said too much already.
I have nothing more to say.”
from my heart...
I write as an overflow... an expression of my true love for God and with a deep desire to encourage others in their day to day lives. For we can only find peace, joy, and satisfaction when we yield to the One who yielded His life for us.